WHY WORK FOR GOWRIE VICTORIA?

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care – because when children learn, we all grow. We are specialists in early childhood education and care and our service offerings include:

  • Children’s programs located at Carlton North, Docklands, Broadmeadows and Yarraville. We currently provide education and care for over 800 children and their families
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3900) that delivers nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and care
  • Professional development, including short courses and tailor-made training. In the past 20 years thousands of adult learners have received a nationally recognised qualification and the majority of children’s services in Victoria have participated in our professional development and support programs

For over eighty years Gowrie Victoria has grown. We currently employ over 200 people and we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

Some of the benefits of working at Gowrie Victoria include:

  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation that is making a difference in the community
  • A flexible and friendly workplace with ample opportunities for career and professional development
  • The chance to meet and work with people who are some of the best in their field
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous personal and carers leave entitlement of 15 days per annum
  • 20 days annual leave and 17.5% leave loading paid in December to help with extra holiday expenses
  • Option to salary sacrifice additional superannuation.

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Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest

GV is always on the lookout for passionate ECEC professionals. We welcome applications from like-minded people who are interested in roles in our Children’s Programs, such as:

  • Children’s Program Manager and Assistant Manager
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Educational Leader
  • Room Leader and Assistant Room Leader
  • Educator
  • Kitchen Supervisor/Assistant
  • Administration and Support roles

About you

We are looking for ECEC professionals who:

  • want to make a real difference in the lives of children and families – we are a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.
  • are committed to learning – for themselves as well as the children in our programs.
  • embrace working as part of a team – team work, positive working relationships and a friendly and supportive environment are essential to our success. Equally we recognise the importance of having quality relationships with families and children.
  • are passionate about ECEC – we aim to be a leader in our field and consistently pursue higher standards. We need people who are passionate about early learning to make this happen.

About us

We currently provide education and care for over 800 children and their families at our children’s programs in Docklands, Broadmeadows, Carlton North and Yarraville. GV offers a unique and engaging working environment:

  • We operate above ratio which allows teams’ flexible time off the floor to plan programs, go on excursions and participate in communities of practice such as Indigenous Perspectives and Sustainability. Having a team that works across the day also provides consistency and familiarity for our children and families.
  • We offer above award remuneration and personal leave, organisational conferences and social events.
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to participate in research for the ECEC sector
  • We offer professional development including specialist programs, on-the-job directed learning, as well as coaching and support from our passionate and experienced leaders
  • Access to study and professional development through our Adult Learning function
  • Our services are close to public transport and amenities

Apply Now!

If you wish to submit an expression of interest for any future opportunities at GV please email recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au including:

  • Subject line – please write “Expression of Interest”
  • A cover letter (limit one A4 page) that includes:
    • Where you saw the EOI advertised
    • What role/s you would be interested in, your preferred location and hours of work (full-time, part-time or casual)
    • An overview of how you meet the criteria in the “About You” section above
    • What makes you a good candidate for the roles you are interested in
  • A resume outlining your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working With Children Check. To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.

Early Childhood Educators (Casual)

About the role We are currently recruiting for casual educators to work across our sites located at Docklands, Carlton North, Broadmeadows and/or Yarraville. We expect all our educators to:

  • Understand and role model Gowrie Victoria’s philosophy, purpose, values, policies and procedures
  • Assist in the development and delivery of high quality ECEC programs
  • Provide written accurate documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

About you We are looking for ECEC professionals who:

  • want to make a real difference in the lives of children and families – we are a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.
  • are committed to learning – for themselves as well as the children in our programs.
  • embrace working as part of a team – team work, positive working relationships and a friendly and supportive environment are essential to our success. Equally, we recognise the importance of having quality relationships with families and children.
  • are passionate about ECEC – we aim to be a leader in our field and consistently pursue higher standards. We need people who are passionate about early learning to make this happen.

For this role, we also expect you will have:

  • A Certificate III in ECEC (minimum)
  • 12 months’ experience (preferred) as an educator
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a team

Apply now! To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.  Previous applicants need not re-apply Applications should be sent to recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au and must include the following:

  • A cover letter (one A4 page only) which includes an overview of:
    • How you meet the criteria in the “About You” section
    • Why you are a good candidate for the role
    • A resume outlining your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working With Children Check.  Click here for the position description.

Cook/Kitchen Assistant, part time, Yarraville

The Role

Working 5 hours a day, 5 days per week, you will support the Kitchen Supervisor in the day-to-day operations of the kitchen.

Skills and Experience

  • A nationally recognised qualification in cooking (Certificate or Diploma) and/or significant experience within the ECEC sector
  • A current Food Handling Certificate
  • Working knowledge of the Victorian Food Act 1984
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

For more information and to apply click here

Marketing Communications Coordinator, full time

As part of a small team of two, and working with a broader multidisciplinary team, you will support and partner with the Marketing, Communications & Adult Learning Manager in the development of highly engaging and targeted marketing campaigns for all of Gowrie Victoria’s services.

You will undertake a range of activities including (but not limited to):

  • Development and execution of marketing communications collateral for both traditional and digital channels.
  • Design and delivery of print and digital materials including fliers, direct mail, eDM’s and local area collateral.
  • Content creation for social media channels including messaging, imagery and video.
  • Undertake data analysis to identify potential opportunities and uncover untapped segments.
  • Support the execution and promotion of events across all sites.
  • Budget management, planning and oversight across multiple campaigns.
  • Partner with internal teams across all sites to identify business needs and trends.

To be considered for this role, your application likely shows the following:

  • Strong marketing, brand and communications expertise.
  • Contemporary digital marketing and campaign management skills.
  • Strong strategic capability coupled with the ability to execute.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing positive stakeholder relationships both internally and externally.
  • Contemporary knowledge of data analytics and research.
  • Effective project management and organisation skills.
  • Confident negotiation skills and strong commercial acumen.
  • The ability to work in a complex, fast-paced operating environment.
  • Relevant degree qualifications in marketing, communications or a related discipline.

You will be joining a dedicated and hard-working culture during a period of transformation. You will be a qualified and hands-on practitioner who is prepared to roll up their sleeves and move fluidly between a multitude of tasks. The hallmarks of your interpersonal style are maturity, resilience, creativity and authenticity.

You will benefit from the support and guidance of a talented and down-to-earth manager, who you will partner with on a regular basis. This is great opportunity to build your capability in a nurturing and supportive environment, whilst enjoying a dynamic and fun culture. This role may suit those candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements and who are able to easily travel between sites. Candidates with experience in the education and training sector will be highly regarded.

We ask that you please consider your suitability against the criteria outlined above and then apply online. All applications will be acknowledged, and your interest will be treated in strictest confidence.

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Educator, full time ongoing X 2, full time fixed term X 1, Docklands

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care. Due to internal movement we are recruiting for three full time educators at our Docklands service. Two positions will be full time ongoing while the third is a full time fixed term contract to 31 July 2020.

The Role

The Early Childhood Educator will contribute to the design and delivery of a high quality ECEC program for the children and families at Gowrie Victoria by demonstrating initiative, completing tasks with minimal supervision and role model appropriate practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s philosophy, purpose and values.

Furthermore the successful candidate will:

  • Provide written accurate documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

Skills and Experience

  • Cert III or Diploma qualified
  • Knowledge and application of the NQF, EYLF and VEYLDF
  • Ability to deliver programs that are inclusive and accommodate additional needs
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and reflect on practice

For more information and to apply please click here

Assistant Room Leader, full time, Docklands

The Role

You will support your Room Leader in leading and coaching a team of educators in providing high quality ECEC in line with approved frameworks. The successful candidate will:

  • Drive pedagogical practices that are aligned to Gowrie’s philosophy, purpose and values
  • Develop and implement an educational program responsive to the interests, strengths and needs of children
  • Complete accurate written documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Participate in professional learning

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma (minimum) in ECEC or equivalent and have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an educator (preferred)
  • Demonstrated competency to lead and coach a team, and/or a willingness to engage in professional learning to further develop leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NQF and approved frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to implement programs that are inclusive and respond to the interests, strengths and learning needs of  individual children
  • Proven ability to engage in critical reflection of performance and practice.

For more information and to apply please click here

Educator (Cert III), part time ongoing, Yarraville

Due to internal movement we are recruiting for a part time educator at our Yarraville service (24 hours across Mon, Tue and Wed)

The Role

The Early Childhood Educator will contribute to the design and delivery of a high quality ECEC program for the children and families at Gowrie Victoria by demonstrating initiative, completing tasks with minimal supervision and role model appropriate practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s philosophy, purpose and values.

Furthermore the successful candidate will:

  • Provide written accurate documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

Skills and Experience

  • Cert III in ECEC or equivalent
  • Knowledge and application of the NQF, EYLF and VEYLDF
  • Ability to deliver programs that are inclusive and accommodate additional needs
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and reflect on practice

For more information and to apply please click here